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The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

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  • Posted November 11, 2011

    The 360 Degree Leader by John C. Maxwell

    John Maxwell says, ¿90% of all leadership in most organizations takes place in the middle.¿ This being the case, a leader needs to be able to effectively lead people who are above them, across from them, and below them. While remembering the most important person they need to lead is themselves. The book begins by sharing 7 myths of leading from the middle of an organization. Some of those myths include, ¿The Position Myth, The Influence Myth, and The Potential Myth.¿ Then John Maxwell talks about some challenges a 360 degree leader faces which are, ¿The Ego Challenge, The Fulfillment Challenge, The Vision Challenge, and The Multi-Hat Challenge.¿ These first two sections build a foundation to each of the following sections that share principles about how to successfully lead, up, across, and down. I found this book full of great leadership principles and insights. I believe no matter your leadership position this book will help you become a better leader and influencer. The book also provides a free 360 degree self-assessment. This is helpful when it comes to understanding where you are at and applying the principles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    Great guide to leading from anywhere!

    This book gave me the confidence and empowerment that I needed to be an all around leader. I was also able to share some of the things that I learned with my team to give them the same outlook on their positions and how they can lead each others and those above them.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2006

    Organized explanation of leading from the top, middle and bottom

    Frequent author John C. Maxwell applies his career counseling formula to another aspect of leadership: how people in the middle of large organizations can add to their company¿s leadership equation. His popular books rely on long lists of myths, challenges, principles, rules or values. Each one is identified, numbered (Maxwell is a firm believer in the power of numerical orderliness) and accompanied by an example or uplifting story - often making it unclear whether the book is inspirational, instructional or both. In practice, will people refer to these lists, or simply draw from Maxwell¿s major concepts? Although leadership defies a static definition, we believe this book may come in handy for enlightened senior and middle managers, as well as for those who are involved in developing up-and-coming managers.

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  • Posted April 17, 2012

    The 360° Leader – John C Maxwell Leading from any posi

    The 360° Leader – John C Maxwell
    Leading from any position in an organisation

    This book is so well written, its a delight to read with many insights that John C Maxwell has gained through a long career of mentoring leaders throughout organisations from top to bottom. Discover your leadership capabilities and realise the possibilities that are unleashed when you know how to lead those around you – even if you are not the head of a corporation or organisation.

    The idea that anybody can lead, their subordinates is an accepted standard, the idea that anybody can lead their peers, is generally accepted on proviso’s and the idea that anybody can lead their superior, well this hasn’t really been an understood standard to base one’s efforts in the workplace on. Maxwell puts forward really viable arguments that this is possible and backs them up with time proven examples. The effective leader impacts everybody around them – no matter what their title is.

    Written with clear examples of great leaders, the issues leaders face and the solutions to just about any leadership issue, I do highly recommend this book as a lifelong reference for anybody in the world of work – it inspired me, let it inspire you.

    I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  • Posted November 20, 2010

    Words of wisdom

    This is a great book for anyone. Learn how to influence, motivate, and lead from any position. John Maxwell reminds us all that we do not need a specific title or position to be a leader

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